Home About us MoEF Contact us Sitemap Tamil Website  
About Envis
Whats New
Research on Microbes
Microbiology Experts
Online Submission
Access Statistics

Site Visitors

blog tracking

Trends in Biotechnology
Vol 40 (7), 2022, 858-874

Optogenetic approaches in biotechnology and biomaterials

Vasily V. Reshetnikov1,2, Sviatlana V. Smolskaya1, Sofia G. Feoktistova1, Vladislav V. Verkhusha3,4

Science Center for Genetics and Life Sciences, Sirius University of Science and Technology, Sochi 354340, Russia.


Advances in genetic engineering, combined with the development of optical technologies, have allowed optogenetics to broaden its area of possible applications in recent years. However, the application of optogenetic tools in industry, including biotechnology and the production of biomaterials, is still limited, because each practical task requires the engineering of a specific optogenetic system. In this review, we discuss recent advances in the use of optogenetic tools in the production of biofuels and valuable chemicals, the synthesis of biomedical and polymer materials, and plant agrobiology. We also offer a comprehensive analysis of the properties and industrial applicability of light-controlled and other smart biomaterials. These data allow us to outline the prospects for the future use of optogenetics in bioindustry.

Keywords: photoreceptor, light-control, biomass, biofuel, plant agrobiology, smart material.

Copyright © 2005 ENVIS Centre ! All rights reserved
This site is optimized for 1024 x 768 screen resolution